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Security For Aluminium Windows And Doors

Perhaps you’re considering aluminium windows and doors for your Gold Coast property? You’ll find plenty of useful information on our website. If you have them already installed, congratulations! These are doors and windows designed to last you for many years to come.

But you do need to make sure these windows and doors are properly secured. 

Security is an issue in almost all areas of the Coast, as it as almost everywhere these days. Your property is most likely no exception.

As one of the leading suppliers of aluminium windows and doors on the Gold Coast, Southern Cross Glass Windows and Doors has some advice to share that should bring you some long-lasting peace of mind.

Security window and door screens

Security screens are a great choice. They are good value, as you’ll read about shortly. When you get them through us, we customise them to fit your windows and doors exactly.

Our security screens are designed to make the most of your views and doors, while making sure that security remains the priority. They’re also designed to blend and not detract from your home’s exterior appearance.

Which security screens work best?

We recommend SecureView screens. They use stainless steel mesh—T316 marine grade. No compromises here.

You get the highest protection from the elements as well as from unwelcome intruders. These are products that blitz the rigorous Australian Standards tests for security screens.

The closer weave mesh keeps the bugs out and, along with their anti-corrosive construction, which is ideal for Gold Coast conditions, they are also fire rated for bushfire areas.

They are also stylish and each screen is custom-created to suit your preferences and specifications.

Once fitted, our screens stay put and will never let you down. They’re ideal for aluminium windows and doors in both residential and commercial properties.

Other benefits

Our security window and door screens were manufactured with the prime purpose of keeping you and your loved ones safe. And they do this better than competing products.

But while you’re all safely relaxing indoors, they also provide an impenetrable barrier against mosquitoes and the like. Unlike regular flyscreens, however, your pets won’t put holes in these screens. And your neighbour’s cricket ball won’t put a hole in your window either.

The other cool thing about our security screens is that you can enjoy the benefit of free air flow throughout your home. No longer will you need to shut out the welcome relief available from a cooling breeze simply because you’re worried about intruders.

Call Southern Cross Glass Windows and Doors today for a quote on security windows and doors.

Try our previous article if you’d like to learn about our solutions for bi-fold doors:

Aluminium sliding doors are popular on the Gold Coast

The Benefits of Installing Sliding Doors

If you are looking to renovate or extend your home or workplace one of your main considerations is likely to be the doors you install. While the main function of a door is to provide both access and security, if a door can also improve light, air circulation and the aesthetics of a building, all the better!

Sliding doors are becoming ever more popular for both domestic and commercial environments and here at Southern Cross Glass Windows & Doors we offer a fantastic range of sliding doors Gold Coast residents and businesses trust.

Why Sliding Doors?

Sliding doors offer the ability to adjust the ambience of your property. You’ll be able to simply slide the doors open to bring some of the outside in. And if you’re relaxing or entertaining on your deck, the impression is reversed, with open access to your property’s interior spaces.

They can be opened up in your home to a patio or conservatory area or used internally to separate rooms in terms of noise reduction whilst still maintaining light and vision and the option to open up into one large room again.

Sliding doors can also be used in places of work so employees can work in separate rooms but still have visual contact with what each other are doing.

The Benefits

There are unlimited benefits to investing in sliding doors on the Gold Coast, which include:

  • Modern Clean Lines and Stylish Design
  • Fixings are concealed making them more pleasing to the eye
  • Perfect for the security conscious with modern design handles fitted with mortice locks
  • Easy to operate, clean and maintain
  • Superior weather proofing due to superior quality seals
  • Approved to the highest Australian quality and security standards
  • Perfect access for both people and wheeled objects with low profile sill
  • Can be designed to specific shapes and requirements
  • Can be fitted with insect screen or security and safety screens for extra peace of mind
  • Cladding system compatible

Whether you are choosing sliding doors for your home or business, you will not be disappointed with what is available at Southern Cross Glass Windows & Doors. You’ll be pleased with our high-quality standards. All our products and services are among the best the industry has to offer and the team of professionals who will supply and fit your sliding doors have expertise that is second to none.

We have built a reputation on the Gold Coast for excellence as standard which is reflected in our many repeat resident and business customers over the years.

Get Expert Advice

We can certainly help you pick the right stylish and secure sliding doors for your home or place of work. Along with choosing from a stunning selection of sliding doors, you’ll get the benefits of talking to our experienced and professional consultants.

For sliding doors Gold Coast homeowners and businesses love, get in touch with us at Southern Cross Glass Windows & Doors. Call now on: 07 5534 3300 or send us a message using our easy contact form.

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Transform Your Home With Aluminium Windows

If you’ve decided to give your home a long overdue makeover, where do you start?

A great place to refresh the look of your home is to start on the doors and windows.

Often these areas have developed an unloved look, or they can be letting in drafts and maybe don’t feel as secure as you would like.

Changing your existing doors and windows to Aluminium windows and doors can transform your current home while adding value.

A Popular Choice

Aluminium windows and doors have been increasing in popularity for a while now for many reasons.

They can make a huge difference to your home, offering style along with reliability.

Technological advances mean doors and windows come in an array of finishes and designs, so no more boring silver and plenty of stylish handles to choose from.

They are able to withstand a variety of external weather conditions meaning low maintenance for you and a high quality product that will last for years to come.

A home makeover can not only offer you an aesthetically pleasing new look, it can have added advantages.

Updating your existing windows and doors to an energy efficient option can provide reduced heating bills during the winter months

Having the added security of full locking options you can relax in the comfort of your own home feeling warm and secure.

You could take the opportunity to make alterations to allow more light into your home by changing existing dark doors and windows.

Changing to double glazed glass will give your home a lighter feel.

Allowing in more natural light can make a home feel more spacious and bright, not to mention the value and appeal added to your property as a result.

Decisions, Decisions

There are so many options available now such as bi-fold windows allowing the outside in, or the popular sliding option improving the look of the inside as well as the outside of your home.

There are even louvre windows, which are great for ventilation and improving the climate control in your home during the hot summer months.

If its a made to measure door or window you need then look at the stacker window and door options for great versatility in larger spaces.

Transform Your Home

When you are looking to transform your home search for quality products teamed with professional workmanship.

This will give you confidence in your new upgrades and help keep the stress levels low.

Remember to take some before and after photographs so you can see the transformation develop.

With today’s busy lifestyles, having a well maintained home thats been transformed with our products can help bring a little more order into your life.

Give your home that up-to-date cared for stylish look it deserves.

Call Now

For specialist advice on call the Southern Cross Windows team on 07 5534 3300 or visit the website https://www.southerncrosswindows.com.au

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Best Quality Aluminium Windows on the Gold Coast

At Southern Cross Windows, we have a huge range of high quality aluminium windows and doors to suit the needs of customers across the Gold Coast.

We are a local, family owned and run business who are market leaders in the best design and highest quality service in the region.

Our sleek aluminium frames make any home look great, and are guaranteed to keep out the elements by housing the best glazing units.

We have a superb back up and after sales service trusted by an army of customers.

Great Range

Over the years, windows and doors have evolved to do much more than let in light and keep out the rain.

Our excellent range of products provides security, safety, energy saving and space enhancing options which also greatly increase the value of your home.

Our super quality aluminium windows and doors come in a huge number of designs.

As well as static frames, we sell and install bi fold windows which cover a large span of window space with the option of opening out to make your home feel bigger by including the outside as well as the inside.

We also have sliding windows which are superbly smooth to open and close securely, giving security with an uninhibited view.

For smaller, upstairs spaces, we have superb awning windows which give the maximum amount of sunlight with minimum fuss.

Expert Service

As we are experienced and trusted dealers and fitters, we have an excellent team of skilled fitters who provide a guaranteed level of craftsmanship.

We will remove your old windows and install our great looking replacements to your exact specifications.

Our experienced team are experts at installing all our designs and making sure they work exactly as they should.

We also provide a back up service to keep your working parts operating to their factory specifications.

As well as domestic services, we have a great range of windows and doors for commercial businesses.

By fitting state of the art aluminium framed glass, you can make your business stand out from the neighbourhood and your competition.

All our products are superbly energy efficient, reducing your heating and air conditioning bills while making your property look fantastic.

Look In

To find out more about our aluminium windows and doors, and the excellent quality of service we provide, get in touch with us at Southern Cross Windows.

Visit our website to contact us for a free quote, or call 07 5534 3300.

You may find our previous post ‘Best Quality Bi-Fold Windows On The Gold Coast’ of interest to you:

Bi-Fold Windows & Doors

Best Quality Bi-Fold Windows On The Gold Coast

Here on the Gold Coast, bi-fold doors and windows are a very popular choice with homeowners.

Their design makes it easy to seamlessly combine a property’s interior with the exterior, potentially doubling the size of living rooms and kitchens with no fuss.

While this is a stunning design feature to take advantage of the great outdoors and glorious Gold Coast weather, sturdy and well-fitted doors and windows will also withstand the worst the weather can throw at you depending on the season.

At Southern Cross Windows, we have both the products and experience to find the best bi-folds for any property.

Local Quality

At Southern Cross, we are a family owned and locally run business specialising in finding bi-fold window and door solutions for homes on the Gold Coast.

We have many years of experience in the industry, and offer custom bi-fold doors and windows manufactured and fitted by our own expert team.

By carefully listening to our customers needs, we understand your requirements from the outset of your renovation.

Replacing existing windows and doors is not something to be done hastily, and we appreciate you may be hesitant to take on a large job like replacing all of your windows and or doors.

Because we look after you from design specifications to installation and include efficient after-care, we provide the most comprehensive window and door replacement service.

This is also the most efficient way of doing things, so we are able to keep our costs to a minimum, while providing, installing and maintaining the highest quality bi-fold doors and windows.

Great Options

We offer a bespoke range of window and door sizes based on your needs.

Whether you are building from scratch and have your own design ideas, or are replacing old frames and units, we will advise on a huge range of options.

As well as bi-fold doors, we make and fit hinged, sliding and stacker doors to complement them.

By combining bi-fold windows and doors with some of the other options, you can make your living space feel much more open and free of obstacles and clutter.

For families with young or older members who need room to move about easily, bi-fold windows and doors can make the difference between staying in your current property or trying to buy bigger.

By helping you explore your options, we at Southern Cross will let you get a clearer idea of what you can achieve in your current property.

All our window and door units are made to the highest safety standards, and resist accidental breakage or deliberate break in attempts.

As we manufacture and fit our products to the highest design standards, we also offer your home added security features.

With our superb quality windows and doors, your home will not only look and feel great, but will increase in value quite noticeably.

Find Out More

For more information, or just a chat about our bi-fold doors and windows, contact us at Southern Cross Windows. You can also call us at 07 5534 3300.

You may find our previous post ‘Whats The Best Sound Rating Glass On The Gold Coast?’ of interest to you:

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What’s the Best Sound Rating Glass on the Gold Coast?

Here at Southern Cross Windows, we are committed to providing the best glazing solutions for the whole of our customers’ needs. From bi fold doors and windows to security screens, we offer a great range of products and expertise to cater for all your requirements.

One of our fastest growing demands is for glazing products, which offer protection from outside irritants, including excess noise.

We are the experts on the Gold Coast providing multiple sound reduction solutions to help make your living spaces more comfortable and not feel like the highway traffic is going to be coming through the side of the house.

Extra Layer

A lot of people look to double-glazing, which is quite effective but is more suitable for climate control and commercial applications.  Being on the Gold Coast, climate control isn’t really a major concern.  As with all technology, double-glazing is part of a process that has produced a great new generation of products, which still perform like the older-style double-glazing with improved aspects.

Double-glazing was invented to reduce the interference of outside noise while preserving the energy within buildings to help keep heating costs as low as possible. It relies on an extra layer of glass and a spacer to reduce the sound, thus giving extra protection between the outside and the inside, doubling the efficiency of single glazing.

Today, there is a technological breakthrough that gives you this added protection at a fraction of the cost.

Acoustic Glass

Major glass suppliers have engineered an acoustic glass that provides the sound reduction, that you need which we at Southern Cross believe will represent the next generation of Gold Coast sound reduction products, without compromising safety or style.

Acoustic glass is a laminated glass that uses an advanced interlayer enabling it to absorb more sound energy, helping to reduce different types of noise, especially high-frequency types.  According to Viridian, their VLam Hush™ buffers outside sound, decreasing sound by up 34% in comparison to ordinary glass^.

This revolutionary new glass technology has a noise inter-layer inbetween the two layers of your glass, which enhances sound insulation without interfering with the amount of light entering your home or business.

By installing acoustic glass, you will get the benefits of both double-glazing and window tinting, with an extra level of noise insulation.  As this glazing can be made to fit any size of door and window panel, it is perfect for homes and businesses.

Here on the Gold Coast, this kind of solution is a WINNER.  Whatever option you choose, the team at Southern Cross is committed to installing only the best solution for all our customers.

Find Out More

To find out more about Gold Coast sound reduction and all our other great glazing solutions at Southern Cross Windows, visit our website, or call 07 5534 3300.

 

Commercial Framed Windows

Benefits of Commercial Framed Windows for Your Business

If you are renovating your business and thinking of investing in aluminium products, you will be keen to know everything you can about the advantages of this versatile material.

Aluminium windows and bifold doors have steadily increased in popularity over the past few decades.

For a long time, there was a misconception among consumers that aluminium products were only available in silver and were not very customisable.

However, times have changed and with advances in technology and powder coating, aluminium products now come in an array of finishes and designs that are sure to incite your interest.

Southern Cross Windows is located on Queensland’s sunny the Gold Coast and specialises in the manufacture and installation of aluminium windows and doors.

Our products are locally made and tested to stringent Australian standards. Aluminium windows are durable and require little to no maintenance due to the metal’s anti-corrosive and weather-resistant properties.

The alloy can withstand a range of tough environmental conditions. Aluminium windows and doors resist swelling, cracking, splitting or warping.

Other products in this material feature advanced locking mechanisms, so you can relax knowing your commercial property is secure.

Overhauling your building’s current windows for commercial framed windows or new aluminium bifold doors from Southern Cross Windows will immediately make your business more eco-friendly and can save your company a lot of money in the long run.

We only supply and install high quality aluminium windows are exceptionally energy-efficient and offer excellent sound and thermal insulation.

You will notice a significant decrease in your business’ heating bills, as well as a reduction in external noise, which can disrupt employees.

Aluminium is also an affordable alternative to other materials yet still delivers on strength and versatility.

When you decide to go with aluminium products, you open yourself to a world of design flexibility.

With a huge selection of systems, finishes and glass options, we can help you tailor the right design to suit your company’s brand and image.

For example, if you can impress your clients with a sleek black or neutral grey set of window frames or bifold doors, the choice is really up to you. Our products come power-coated in a variety of contemporary colours.

At Southern Cross Windows, we pride ourselves in providing personalised care, quality products and professional workmanship. Why not contact us for an obligation-free quote? Call us at (07) 5534 3300.

You may also find our previous post “The Latest Trends in Aluminium Windows and Doors” of interest to you.

 

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Bring the Outside in with Bifold Doors!

The glorious weather on the Gold Coast is a big reason to embrace outdoor living.

Bifold doors could help you experience your yard in a unique way and make the most of the hot weather without sacrificing your comfort.

What Are Bifold Doors?

Bifold doors consist of different panels that are hinged together. The panels stack against each other when you open the doors. The doors feature aluminium frames with glass panels to give the room a full view of the outside.

Thanks to the design, these doors allow sunlight to enter the room without any obstructions.

Expand Your Space

One of the biggest advantages of bifold doors is they can give the impression of a bigger room.

The presence of natural light can open it up and make your living space blend in with the exterior. If you open the doors fully, you will enjoy an environment where the inside and outside of the home work together to give you the best of both worlds.

These doors are perfect if you love entertaining or if you enjoy alfresco dining.

These doors are very easy to use and to maintain. The panels slide and stack smoothly so anyone can operate them.

You simply need to clean the glass panels regularly and clean away sand or grit from the track system.

You can choose among a large range of colours to complement the existing décor of your home. The frame is powder-coated to make the system more durable.

The bifold model has a 4-point locking system to give you security and peace of mind.

The doors are customisable, and you can choose between single or double side stacking. You can have a single-entry door as well for added convenience without having to give up the benefits of a bifold door.

The maximum height for these doors is 3100mm and a maximum width of 8000mm so they can fit most openings.

If you are looking for ways to make your home more attractive whilst letting your family enjoy outdoor living, get a quote from Southern Cross Windows.

We are proud of the excellent services we offer, and we will make sure you are happy with your choice.

For expert advice on the design and installation of your new bi-fold doors or windows, don’t hesitate to contact Southern Cross Glass Doors and Windows on the Gold Coast.

We have a large range of frame colours and glass tints available.

You might find our previous post Why You Need Bi Fold Doors This Summer of interest:

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The latest trends in aluminium windows and doors

Are you thinking of replacing those tired and draughty old wooden doors and windows around your property?

Maybe you are considering changing to aluminium windows and doors instead. Switching to aluminium is an excellent choice due to the latest trends in the aluminium window and doors business.

It is an extremely effective choice and very hard to beat in efficiency and upkeep.

This is where we, at Southern Cross Glass Windows and Doors, can help you.

Customising to your style

People were once shy of installing all aluminium windows and doors throughout their home because they thought they only came in one style and colour.

Luckily for the homeowner, the industry has made great strides in being able to customise the colour and style of aluminium doors and windows, so they can be tailored to complement the existing décor.

Colours now range from light to dark and most colours in between due to the use of powder coatings, which are applied to the aluminium frame then bond with the metal to form a hard-wearing surface.

As for style: from Casement and sliding to louvre and double hanging, our qualified team can customise the frames to fit your existing areas.

Improved Energy Saving and Security

The biggest bonus of changing to aluminium windows and doors on your property is the very nature of how they are manufactured and fitted. Aluminium products already have many features built in, which you won’t find with more traditional wooden products. These types of doors and windows have full locking options, excellent seals and wide solid frames to prevent warping and gaps, therefore ensuring a tight and secure fit to help safeguard occupants from both the elements and homes intruders.

New Thinking and Styling

With the trends and changes in window fittings for modern properties, the aluminium windows and doors trade has come up with some of the most innovative choices to improve both the look and functionality of your home. Australia’s agreeable climate has lead to many changes in styles for windows and doors, with many people now wanting to open their homes to increase their living spaces.

The Australian weather is suitable for bringing the outside in, making bi-folding doors a popular option to improve the flow of your interiors to your outside space.

If you want a better flow of air through a room, louvre windows offer a breezier effect.
A great way to lighten a dull-lit hallway is to remove the solid timber door and install a door with glass panels, along with double-glazed vertical sidelight windows to allow in more light .
All these options can of course be achieved quite easily when working with aluminium windows and doors and give a whole new aspect and value to your property.

The choices are endless.

Contact our experienced team to refresh those old doors and windows, and give you a whole new look for your home.

Our aluminium products come with the peace of mind of enhanced security and low maintenance.

For expert advice on the design and installation of your new aluminium doors and windows, don’t hesitate to contact Southern Cross Glass Doors and Windows on the Gold Coast.

We have a large range of frame colours and glass tints available.

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What is a Bi-Fold Window?

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Bifold Windows

Bi-fold windows provide the wonderful function of connecting your interior spaces with your exterior spaces. This combination not only allows for a free-flowing entertainment space, it also provides unobstructed views. This allows your entire space to become one large area.

Function

Bi-fold windows are functional and stylish. They consist of a number of hinged framed window panels that fold into each other simply and elegantly, to open up any space.

Why Bi-Fold?

Bi-fold windows have the ability to transform your house. They provide a clear and unobstructed view, but they also ensure good ventilation and natural light. The lack of obstructive beams, columns, or panels, ensures that the connection between the interior and exterior is seamless.

But the seamlessness doesn’t end there. Their smooth and simple-to-operate sliding system comes with a clean exterior finish that complements and suits the design of almost any home.

Usage

Not all windows are created equally, or for the same purpose. The functionality of the bi-fold window means that they connect your interior spaces with your exterior spaces. It also means that they can connect the spaces inside your house. For instance, a bi-fold window is perfectly designed to bring together your kitchen and your dining area.

This created space could be used as a breakfast or afternoon tea counter or as a functional space to prepare a snack. This same function can be used to serve food from the kitchen to the living area or your outdoor entertainment area.

Visibility

With superior security and precisely hinged frames, bi-fold windows block out noise perfectly. At the same time, they provide unobstructed views so that you can look out to the pool or garden and watch the kids play while enjoying the calmness of your interior living areas.

The discrete and unobtrusive design means that any opening can be turned into a relaxing window seat to overlook your spectacular Gold Coast ocean views.

Preference

Aluminium bi-fold windows are powder-coated, which means they have a high durability. Because of this, they don’t require huge amounts of upkeep and are easy to clean. Bi-fold windows are available in a wide range of colours and designs, meaning you can style your home however you want.

Bi-fold windows are the perfect addition to your home. They can transform any room or living area into a multi-functional, free-flowing space that you won’t know how you lived without. For an obligation-free quote on your windows, contact Southern Cross Windows today.